Mike Sandrock, a formidable marathon runner and author of Running with the Legends, finds that excellence and talent are not necessarily interchangeable. It is those with the wherewithal to actualize their potential who reach the highest levels. Raw talent is not enough to drive an athlete to give everything they have every day which is what it takes to be the best. It takes a desire, usually spurred by adversity, to dig deep into the essence of who they are.
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1. Find your passion and thank those around you who help you along the way.
2. If you want to be great don’t cut the lines in practice and life.
3. Inspiration is hard work. No complaining.
Joe Desena: Mike Sandrock was talking Spartan before many of us knew what it was to be a Spartan. He has studied all kinds of ultra-endurance athletes. Tune in and learn a little about sports and persistence beyond what you thought was normal.
Col. Nye: Author of Running with the Legends. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Smart guy - great quotes. Desire to actualize their potential Follow your Bliss. Speaker of Words and Doer of Deeds. Praise Be what Hardens Us. Build from Adversity. Greatness requires 100% effort. Cheating is quitting.
Sefra Alexandra: Mike believes “be the best you can be to discover who you are, we create ourselves by our choices.” The Tendai Monks or “Marathon Monks” embark on the quest of kaihōgyō: a1,000-day challenge that only 46 men have completed since 1885. It’s a seven year challenge where you run 40-84km per day for 100-200 days a year, increasing as the years go on and in year 5 going 7.5 days without food, water or rest… now they Run Tough.